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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2012, 03:51:07 PM »
I scored the film myself, the opening is a piece I composed on a Silver Top (so you probably like it that much better!).  I figured for the earliest history of the Rhodes I should use the earliest model I had, and a pre-piano wouldn't have worked all that well.

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2012, 04:30:59 PM »
Yeahhhh! i could hear that sharp finishing line notes in the end ! I had repeat them on my silver top before you clarify it and sound exactly the same! Very nice piece though! Thanks for put it in the film !
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2012, 02:48:57 PM »
Just mentioning an addition of Dave Grusin and Don Grusin to the webisode list on the YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FenderRhodesStory


Dave Grusin's Allmusic profile:  http://allmusic.com/artist/dave-grusin-p67644

Don Grusin's Allmusic profile:  http://allmusic.com/artist/don-grusin-p10704
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2012, 04:52:10 AM »
Ben,
   this thing just keeps giving!.. 2 fantastic webisodes

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2012, 06:36:36 AM »
Donated and looking forward to viewing the documentary.  Thanks for doing a project like this.  The Rhodes means so much to me.

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2012, 09:55:14 AM »
Just donated. Great job!

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2012, 10:20:48 AM »
Donated, and watched 3/4 of the documentary, very good job, it's a great pleasure for all Fender Rhodes fans !!

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2012, 03:45:03 PM »
Hello, just donated and wanted to say how much I appreciate your time and effort making this.  I really can't wait to see the finished product.  Thank you!

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2012, 04:37:06 AM »
Very nice! Thanks for the DVD!
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #69 on: June 05, 2012, 12:15:51 PM »
Got mine yesterday and watched about 3/4 of it.  I had to keep stopping and buying music in iTunes, then rewinding back to where I left off.  Have not been this excited about a DVD in a long time.  Great work and what a testament to the instrument with all these great musicians.  I wonder if there is another instrument that would compare?  Maybe the B3 or the Moog, maybe the Gibson Les Paul or Fender Strat?

Well done and thanks so much!
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #70 on: June 05, 2012, 01:39:09 PM »
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2012, 04:29:07 PM »
I had a sick day from work and the documentary was exactly what I needed. Thanks Ben for such a well presented documentary I'm so envious you got to meet that many artists (Les Mccann made my laugh especially)

By the way impressive playing on your first track, I didn't realise that was you until afterwards!
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #72 on: June 08, 2012, 06:59:20 PM »
Much appreciated thanks very much!

Les was such a character at the interview, but also really inspiring - with some physical limitations he still was willing to come out and be a part of it.  So I know that says a lot about how important the Rhodes was to him as well.
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #73 on: June 27, 2012, 07:24:33 PM »
Just watched it and have to say that this is easily the best $10 I have ever spent. I will enjoy this for years to come. Superb job, all the way. Thanks!

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #74 on: July 10, 2012, 06:16:02 PM »
Hey all, just letting you know the webisodes for Herbie Hanc**k and Marcus Miller are added to the YouTube channel.

Subscribe and thanks for the continued support!

http://www.youtube.com/user/FenderRhodesStory?feature=watch
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2012, 06:45:44 PM »
Well, I ordered mine without hesitation.

My only regret is that I didn't know about this a long time ago!

Great webisodes thusfar!

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2012, 02:12:46 AM »
I got it and I really appreciated the work put into this.

Anyone else practicing writing with their other hand yet?

Thanks, and wheres the soundtrack?

Im going to buy one for my father.

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2012, 02:00:59 PM »
So... is the Rhodes that Herbie plays in the doc, THE Rhodes from Headhunters, Thrust etc??

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2012, 03:33:43 PM »
Some of the artists are not playing their personal Rhodes.

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2012, 04:10:46 PM »
Yeah, seems that way. All the mk 5s needed a good setup- chicks and novellos. Chicks actual mk5 is a beauty. But I was wondering as herbie was at home whether that was his personal Rhodes.

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #80 on: August 09, 2012, 05:04:06 PM »
The Rhodes in that interview was one of my own, I made sure to bring a similar era 88 suitcase to what everyone would expect to see.  In most instances, I brought pianos to the interviews for a couple reasons - one, I didn't want to put them out and ask them to drag their own Rhodes out of their studio or storage, and two - who knows what kind of condition it would be in when I got there. 

On a few of the shoots where we were on location and I needed a rental or "whatever was there," you wouldn't believe the fast overhauling I had to do before.  I mean, serious overhauling.  So my fear was at least valid and tried to avoid it as much as possible
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #81 on: August 14, 2012, 07:02:06 PM »
I wanted to make an announcement - with the very slow delivery of the US Postal service to international donors, we decided to make an MP4 version of the film available for download.  The USPS is the only way to affordably deliver the DVD internationally, but it sadly can take upto a month to get there.  The MP4 version has been created with high quality audio and video resolution.

We're still offering the DVDs for those that prefer the physical copy, but for the quick digital delivery it's available at www.FenderRhodesStory.com

If you haven't subscribed to the youtube channel, we've added George Benson and John Novello to the bonus webisodes:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FenderRhodesStory

Thanks again to everyone for the continued support of our efforts, and for sharing and spreading the word. 
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #82 on: August 15, 2012, 03:55:46 AM »
Hi Ben,

just wanted to tell you that I watched the documentary again after some time and I really enjoyed it. Thanks to you and your team for the effort. This documentary really is great to watch for a Rhodes afficionado and music lover.

Can you tell a bit more about your Rhodes collection? And which Rhodes in the film was from your stock or from the artist?

Oh and btw: would love to see a Wurlitzer Documentary :-)

Seriously thanks again and all the best,

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #83 on: August 16, 2012, 04:17:14 PM »
As we've told you before Ben, we LOVE the documentary!

It's great to see your webisodes on YouTube. I'm going to share them on our Facebook page. Spreading the word!
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #84 on: August 16, 2012, 04:24:13 PM »
Do you have a preferred frequency or order you want the Webisodes posted Ben?

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #85 on: August 16, 2012, 06:41:34 PM »
Thanks very much Ken!  You've got a lot of likes from a lot of skills for sure!  My 88 suitcase MIDI Rhodes you did is fantastic.
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #86 on: August 30, 2012, 04:39:57 AM »
Ordered the digital download now. Looking forward to seeing it!

Edit: Just finished watching it..! Spectacular documentary, loved it! Well produced, good sound quality and amazing artists!
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #87 on: September 26, 2012, 05:58:56 PM »
Hi all!  Thanks as always for the support, wanted to let you know additional webisodes are up!

Fender Rhodes Story YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/FenderRhodesStory?feature=CAQQwRs%3D


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http://georgebenson.com/

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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2012, 05:08:55 PM »
The often requested Donald Fagen webisode is now available on the YouTube channel with a very funny story. 

Again, we appreciate sharing these videos on your facebook page or sharing them with friends, to continue building a community by bringing keyboard players and fans together through the Fender Rhodes.  The sharing link is: 

Donald Fagen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp-gpk-dUxE

Thanks again for all your continued support, and enjoy!
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Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« Reply #89 on: January 04, 2013, 09:26:35 AM »
Hi all, I joined ep forum only a few months and I realized just now this wonderful opportunity of DVD on the history of the Fender Rhodes, that wonderful idea!

Payment sent, I ordered the DVD version, will wait confidently (and drooling ..) to receive the material.

My compliments to the authors of the project, you are great people.  :D

Greetings from Rome
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